More than 294 billion emails are sent every single day. And if Avinoam Nowogrodski has his way, that will continue for a long time to come.
Editor’s Pick MyBreastCancerTeam is the Facebook, Twitter, Yelp, Reddit, and Pinterest for women with breast cancer
Path founder Dave Morin talks about creating a safe space within the Facebook ’city.’
Following in Yammer’s footsteps, Salesforce announced an integration to monitor office conversations on Chatter, its enterprise social network.
Launched when virtual worlds such as Second Life were popular, IMVU has made the transition from glorified chat room to social game service.
Academia.edu launches analytical dashboard for professors to track who’s reading their research.
Capcom is launching a web hub for Resident Evil 6 that will connect gamers and allow them to compete in special events.
Music over online conference lines or video-conferencing software mostly sucks — because the conferencing world is optimized for voice, not song.
Google’s trying to change that — and bolster its social network, Google+ — by adding Studio Mode to Hangouts on Air. Call it the MySpace gambit: if we bring the bands, the fans will follow.
Social sans commerce: here we come.
The new social utility that serial entrepreneur Dalton Caldwell started in response to being, in his words, screwed by Facebook, is live. App.net, which Caldwell ran a Kickstarter-ish campaign to fund, blew through its $500,000 goal and currently sits at $595,150.
Dark Knight theatre shooter James Holmes? Not on Facebook. Norwegian neo-Nazi mass murderer Anders Brievik? Also not on Facebook.
FullCircle sealed the deal on $3 million for a product that fuses every hot technology trend out there into one app.
Seelio, a social network to match college students with cool jobs, has launched its beta to anyone with a .edu email address.
Would you do it just for the ranking?
Nextdoor, a private social network for the neighborhood, announced today that it raised $18.6 million in funding.
The Internet’s favorite red-headed stepchild of social media, Google+, is getting some good news today: Americans like it, more than the social network that forever transformed the meaning of the English word “like.”
Xfire, a social network for gamers, has raised $3 million in funding.
To get us excited for Mother’s Day this Sunday, research firm Nielsen has released a few stats on the online habits of American moms.
Customer support software in the cloud provider Freshdesk helped itself grab a $5 million in funding, the company reported Thursday.
Editor's Pick What if you could take all those tweets you blast out during the day and ruminate on them in a place where your mind is free to wander and relax. Introducing Shitter, a new startup that, for just $35, will turn your tweet stream into four rolls of toilet paper. The homepage tagline reads, “Social media has never been so disposable.”
At VentureBeat, we come across a lot of funding news every day. In order to bring you the most information possible, we’re rounding up the quick-and-dirty details about the funding deals of the day and serving them up here in our new “Funding daily” column.
LinkedIn announced a new Follow Company button Monday, which the social network thinks will make it easier for companies to communicate and interact with their customers. Beginning immediately, companies can grab the snippet of code to add it the button to their own sites and start collecting more followers.
ResearchGate, a social network for scientists to share knowledge and research, announced Wednesday it has raised its second round of funding, led by Founders Fund partner and PayPal co-founder Luke Nosek.
Benjamin Button via Pinterest (of course)
The founder of Russia’s largest social network proclaimed his love and support for Wikipedia today by promising to donate $1 million to the not-for-profit organization while onstage at the Digital Life Design conference in Munich.
Piazza, a social network that connects students to their professors, raised $6 million in its first round of funding, the company announced Friday.
Popular blogging platform Tumblr is out with a new feature Wednesday designed to help its growing user base send private messages to each other.
Luluvise, which launches today, aims for “girl time all the time” by recreating online the experience of private chats with your girlfriends. The all-female service has, however, attracted a lot of interest from a surprising source: men.
Patisco, a new service by Taipei-based Xinosys, aims to make companies more efficient by letting them form private social networks with their clients, associates, suppliers, and anyone else involved in their business.
Gamer-profiling company iQU is launching an analytics and marketing platform to help online games find more users through mobile and social networks.
News aggregator Reddit’s first systems engineer and employee number one Jeremy Edberg has joined video rental and streaming company Netflix.